We are in full Christmas mode at our house! Traditionally, the tree and decorations go up on Black Friday. I refuse to go out that day and just stay home enjoying some nice Christmas music, some strong coffee and putting all these beautiful decorations up. Every year I tend to forget what I did the year before in terms of what object I placed with another object, so it feels like a fresh start! You’ll notice I don’t use color…it’s something I started about three or four years ago, and I absolutely love the simple elegance! We do have a colorful Grandchildren Tree that goes in my office, but everything else is just white, crystal, glass, silver and maybe the slightest spattering of gold.